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Drew Peterson

Jury Enters Second Day Of Deliberating Drew Peterson’s Fate

Jurors Thursday will resume weighing whether Is Drew Peterson a cold-blooded killer, or a victim of an overzealous prosecution.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Ex-Stripper Testifies At Vaughn Murder Trial

A former stripper testified Tuesday that Christopher Vaughn, accused of murdering his family five years ago, told her he wanted to leave his wife, but never mentioned he had children.

09/04/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Peterson Attorney: Prosecutors ‘Trying To Nail Jell-O To A Tree’

A defense attorney for Drew Peterson told jurors Tuesday that prosecutors “are trying to nail Jell-O to a tree,” and have no evidence that Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Peterson Defense Team ‘Anxious’ As Closing Arguments Approach

Anxious — that’s how one of Drew Peterson’s defense attorney’s described himself the day before closing arguments in Peterson’s murder trial.

CBS 2–09/03/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Drew Peterson Won’t Testify; Defense Rests Its Case

Drew Peterson’s defense team has rested its case, after Peterson informed the judge he won’t be testifying on his own behalf.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

During Interrogation, Vaughn Showed No Emotion About Family’s Murders

For the second day, jurors in the Vaughn family murder trial have seen videotape of police questioning Christopher Vaughn about the shooting deaths of his wife and three children, in the hours after their bodies were found.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Cop To Vaughn: ‘Your Wife And Your Kids Are All Dead’

For the first time, jurors heard in Christopher Vaughn’s own words what happened that early June morning.

08/27/2012

Drew Peterson Court

Prosecution Rests Case In Drew Peterson Trial

The prosecution has rested its case in the Drew Peterson’s murder trial.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Drew Peterson Trial Wraps For The Week

The Drew Peterson trial has wrapped for the week.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Christopher Vaughn Spent Nearly $5,000 At Strip Club Before Family Killed

The manager of a suburban strip club testified Thursday that Christopher Vaughn spent nearly $5,000 at the club during two visits in the days before his family was killed in 2007.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Stacy And Drew Peterson

Minister: Stacy Said Drew Peterson Told Her To Lie To Police

The pastor to Drew Peterson’s fourth wife testified Thursday that Stacy told him Drew asked her to lie to the police the day after Kathleen Savio’s death.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Dead Wife’s Father, Sisters Testify In Vaughn Case

The Joliet trial of an Illinois man accused of killing his wife and three children has continued with testimony from the woman’s father and sister.

08/21/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Peterson Judge To Allow ‘Hit Man’ Testimony

The judge in Drew Peterson’s murder trial handed prosecutors a legal victory Tuesday by giving them the go-ahead to introduce evidence in coming days that the former suburban Chicago police officer sought to hire a hit man to kill his third wife for $25,000.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Jury In Vaughn Family Murder Trial Shown Graphic Photos Of Victims

Jurors in Christopher Vaughn’s family murder trial were shown graphic photos of the defendant’s dead wife and three children, and prosecutors claimed Vaughn planned the murders as part of an “exit scenario” to get away from a troubled marriage and start a new life in the Canadian wilderness.

08/20/2012

Drew Peterson Court

Doctor Testifies At Peterson Trial About Conflicting Savio Autopsies

For a second day, the focus in the Drew Peterson murder trial has been the two autopsies that came to different conclusions about Kathleen Savio’s death, and the judge has had to tell the lawyers to stop bickering in front of jurors.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Trial To Begin Tomorrow In Vaughn Family Murders

After five years of legal proceedings and a few bizarre twists, the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting his wife and three children in an SUV in suburban Chicago is expected to begin Monday.

08/12/2012

A sketch of Drew Peterson and his son, Kristopher Peterson, sitting in court during a break in the elder Peterson's murder trial. (Credit: Cheryl Cook)

Drew Peterson Gets Visit From Son During Trial

A nursing school classmate of Kathleen Savio’s testified Thursday that Savio talked about domestic violence committed against her by Drew Peterson, and showed her the marks that he had left.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Drew Peterson

Peterson Judge Opens Door For Previously Barred Hearsay Testimony

The judge in the Drew Peterson murder trial said Wednesday he is not bound by rulings by the previous judge regarding hearsay evidence in the case, and is allowing previously barred testimony that Peterson allegedly threatened to kill Kathleen Savio and made it look like an accident.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Motion For Mistrial Denied In Drew Peterson Trial

The judge in the Drew Peterson murder trial has denied a motion for a mistrial by the defense Thursday, although testimony by a witness the day before made him furious at prosecutors.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Drew Peterson

Peterson Trial: Neighbor Weeps While Testifying About Finding Savio’s Body

In opening statements for Drew Peterson’s long-awaited murder trial Tuesday, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said Peterson once boasted that “he had learned enough to kill someone and make it look like an accident.”

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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